Gov. Ambode assures Muslim pilgrims of better welfare

Ambode made this statement on Monday at the Lagos House Ikeja, during the inauguration of the Amirul Hajj and Ad hoc Committee for Hajj 2015

Lagos state Governor-Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, has pledged to improve the welfare of intending pilgrims going for Hajj 2015 all through the spiritual exercise.

Ambode made this statement on Monday at the Lagos House Ikeja, during the inauguration of the Amirul Hajj and Ad hoc Committee for Hajj 2015.

He said, “My administration shall ensure an improvement in the welfare of Lagos pilgrims in the holy land. I have approved the immediate commencement of a decentralised weekly orientation programme in all the local government areas to develop the right attitude and character worthy of ambassadors of Lagos State in the holy land.”

Punch reports that governor also restated his resolve to ensure peaceful and harmonious co-existence among Lagosians, promising to strengthen the institutions and agencies saddled with coordinating religious affairs.

“As part of this administration’s resolve to ensure a peaceful and harmonious religious co-existence among all Lagosians, we shall strengthen the institutions and agencies saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating religious affairs,” he said.

He said Hajj should be handled with all seriousness that it required, which informed the appointment of the Amirul Hajj and interim committee to coordinate the exercise.

The Amirul Hajj and Chairman of the committee, Alhaji AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, commended the governor, promising that he and his team would not let the state down.

“We promise that we will not let the state down, we will represent the state and do our work conscientiously,” AbdulHakeem said.

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